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International: Finding common ground

I was recently interviewed by a consultant to the French government doing a formal international poll of how other countries get end-of-life vehicles into the legitimate industry’s hands as opposed to those of the unlicensed underground economy. It… Read full post  »

How It Works: Vehicle recycling

Even when a vehicle reaches the end of its life, there’s still value in it. While it’s common for people to say it “goes to the scrapyard,” it actually heads to recycling. Between metal and reusable items, about… Read full post  »

Demand for recycled parts is evolving

As vehicles become more complex, the value and demand for parts salvaged from them is changing. As vehicles and repair techniques become more complex, manufacturers are trending toward OEM certification to ensure proper techniques, data and tools are… Read full post  »

BC: Impact Felt Across Industries

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) has come under tremendous media pressure after they announced in January they’re forecasting a $1.3 billion deficit for their insurance operation this year. The announcement created a firestorm of political finger… Read full post  »

Hitting the Reset Button

Driven by trends in technology and repair techniques, parts recyclers are calling for a new focus on industry forces working together. Whether you’re a new technician entering the automotive world, or you know someone who is – perhaps… Read full post  »